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Urbinati, Nadia 1955-

Works: 82 works in 314 publications in 5 languages and 13,157 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Collector, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
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Most widely held works by Nadia Urbinati
Representative democracy : principles and genealogy by Nadia Urbinati( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is usually held that representative government is not strictly democratic, since it does not allow the people themselves to directly make decisions. But here, taking as her guide Thomas Paine's subversive view that "Athens, by representation, would have surpassed her own democracy," Nadia Urbinati challenges this accepted wisdom, arguing that political representation deserves to be regarded as a fully legitimate mode of democratic decision-making - and not just a pragmatic second choice when direct democracy is not possible."
Democracy disfigured : opinion, truth, and the people by Nadia Urbinati( )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urbinati identifies three types of democratic disfiguration: the unpolitical, the populist, and the plebiscitarian. Each undermines a crucial division that a well-functioning democracy must preserve: the wall separating the free forum of public opinion from the governmental institutions that enact the will of the people. Unpolitical democracy delegitimizes political opinion in favor of expertise. Populist democracy radically polarizes the public forum in which opinion is debated. And plebiscitary democracy overvalues the aesthetic and nonrational aspects of opinion. For Urbinati, democracy entails a permanent struggle to make visible the issues that citizens deem central to their lives. Opinion is thus a form of action as important as the mechanisms that organize votes and mobilize decisions.--
A cosmopolitanism of nations : Giuseppe Mazzini's writings on democracy, nation building, and international relations by Giuseppe Mazzini( )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology gathers Giuseppe Mazzini's most important essays on democracy, nation building, and international relations, including some that have never before been translated into English. These neglected writings remind us why Mazzini was one of the most influential political thinkers of the nineteenth century--and why there is still great benefit to be derived from a careful analysis of what he had to say. Mazzini (1805-1872) is best known today as the inspirational leader of the Italian Risorgimento
On liberal revolution by Piero Gobetti( )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal socialism by Nadia Urbinati( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1930, amidst the collapse of socialist ideals and the onset of fascism throughout parts of Europe, Liberal Socialism is a powerful and timely document on the ethics of political action. During his confinement for his anti-fascist beliefs, the Italian political philosopher Carlo Rosselli (1899-1937) wrote this work not only as a critique of fascism, but also as an investigation into the history of Marxism and the need for a liberal reformulation of socialism. In this first English- language edition, Nadia Urbinati highlights both the historical and theoretical importance of Liberal Socialism, which continued to inspire the anti-fascist movement "Giustizia e Liberta." long after Rosselli's assassination by Mussolini's agents, and which outlines a possible rebirth of the socialist and democratic movements. Rosselli's analysis provides an illuminating interpretation of the ideological crisis of Marxism, in its positivistic version, during the late nineteenth century and exposes the intellectual weakness of revisionist efforts to delineate new versions of Marx's doctrine. He encourages readers to view socialism as an ethical ideal and to consider whether Marxist or liberal methods combine better with socialism to achieve that ideal. Rosselli opts for a liberal socialism that avoids the shortcomings of uncontrolled laissez-faire but favors state intervention to secure public services and social rights. Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The essence and value of democracy by Hans Kelsen( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans Kelsen is widely recognized as one of the most important legal theorists of the 20th century. Surprisingly, however, his political writings are not nearly as widely known as his legal theory, especially in the English-speaking world. This book fills the void between what is and isn't known about Hans Kelsen's political philosophy, and the ways that philosophy has and will continue to shape political debates inherent to democracy in the future. For the first time in English, this classic book - with an introduction by political theorist Nadia Urbinati - provides an overview of Kelsen's career and his contributions to 20th century political thought."--
The tyranny of the moderns by Nadia Urbinati( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a well-reasoned and thought-provoking polemic, respected political theorist Nadia Urbinati explores a profound shift in the ideology of individualism, from the ethical nineteenth-century standard, in which each person cooperates with others as equals for the betterment of their lives and the community, to the contemporary "I don't give a damn" maxim. Identifying this "tyranny of the moderns" as the most radical risk that modern democracy currently faces, the author examines the critical necessity of reestablishing the role of the individual citizen as a free and equal agent of democratic society"--
J.S. Mill's political thought : a bicentennial reassessment( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and Swedish and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2006 marked the 200th anniversary of John Stuart Mill's birth. This text illustrated the breadth and depth of Mill's political writings, by drawing together a collection of essays whose authors explore underappreciated elements of Mill's political philosophy
Mill's The subjection of women by Maria H Morales( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles collected in this critical edition represent a variety of interpretations both of the kind of feminism Mill represents and of the specific arguments he offers in The Subjection of Women including their lexical ordering and relative merit. Each selection is preceded by a brief and useful summary of the author's position intended to assist introductory students
Planetary politics : human rights, terror, and global society by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global society has been analyzed in any number of ways: books dealing with its economic and cultural implications flood the market. But Planetary Politics highlights something unique. It explores globalization with an eye on the transformation of politics into a planetary enterprise. Bringing together the work of major scholars with national and international reputations, this exciting new work offers perspectives for dealing with the complexity of power in the planetary life of the new millennium
Mill on democracy : from the Athenian polis to representative government by Nadia Urbinati( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anti-egalitarian mutation : the failure of institutional politics in liberal democracies by Nadia Urbinati( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twin crises of immigration and mass migration brought new urgency to the balance of power between progressive, humanitarian groups and their populist opponents. In the United States and many European countries, the outcome of this struggle is uncertain, with a high chance that the public will elect more politicians who support an agenda of nativism and privatization. The Antiegalitarian Mutation makes a forceful case that those seeking to limit citizenship and participation, political or otherwise, have co-opted democracy. Political and legal institutions are failing to temper the interests of people with economic power against the needs of the many, leading to an unsustainable rise in income inequality and a new oligarchy rapidly assuming broad social control. For Nadia Urbinati and Arturo Zampaglione, this insupportable state of affairs is not an inevitable outcome of robust capitalism but rather the result of an ideological war waged against social democracy by the neoliberal governments of Reagan, Thatcher, and others. These giants of free-market fundamentalism secured power through legitimate political means, and only by taking back our political institutions can we remedy the social ills that threaten to unmake our world. That, according to The Antiegalitarian Mutation, is democracy's challenge and its ongoing promise. --
Condorcet : political writings by Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicolas de Condorcet (1743-1794), the innovating founder of mathematical thinking in politics, was the last great philosophe of the French Enlightenment and a central figure in the early years of the French Revolution. His political writings give a compelling vision of human progress across world history and express the hopes of that time in the future perfectibility of man. This volume contains a revised translation of 'The Sketch', written while in hiding from the Jacobin Terror, together with lesser-known writings on the emancipation of women, the abolition of slavery, the meanings of freedom and despotism and reflections on revolutionary violence. The introduction by Steven Lukes and Nadia Urbinati sets these works in context and shows why Condorcet is of real interest today as we reinterpret the meaning of Enlightenment, the very idea of progress and the founding ideas of social democracy"--Provided by publisher
Machiavelli on liberty and conflict by David Johnston( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than five hundred years after Machiavelli wrote 'The Prince', his landmark treatise on the pragmatic application of power remains a pivot point for debates on political thought. While scholars continue to investigate interpretations of 'The Prince' in different contexts throughout history, from the Renaissance to the Risorgimento and Italian unification, other fruitful lines of research explore how Machiavelli's ideas about power and leadership can further our understanding of contemporary political circumstances. This book has brought together the most recent research on 'The Prince', with contributions from many of the leading scholars of Machiavelli, including Quentin Skinner, Harvey Mansfield, Erica Benner, John McCormick, and Giovanni Giorgini. Organized into four sections, the book focuses first on Machiavelli's place in the history of political thought: Is he the last of the ancients or the creator of a new, distinctly modern conception of politics? And what might the answer to this question reveal about the impact of these disparate traditions on the founding of modern political philosophy? The second section contrasts current understandings of Machiavelli's view of virtues in 'The Prince'. The relationship between political leaders, popular power, and liberty is another perennial problem in studies of Machiavelli, and the third section develops several claims about that relationship. Finally, the fourth section explores the legacy of Machiavelli within the republican tradition of political thought and his relevance to enduring political issues
Le socialisme libéral : une anthologie : Europe, Etats-Unis by Monique Canto-Sperber( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le socialisme libéral veut articuler les idéaux du socialisme aux idéaux du libéralisme. Sa méthode est de refuser l'antagonisme des traditions socialiste et libérale, qui se sont souvent définies en s'opposant. Son ambition est de revenir au libéralisme comme méthode politique d'émancipation, et de montrer que le socialisme est dans son inspiration première une philosophie de la liberté. Les idées libérales façonnent dès le XIXe siècle une orientation forte du socialisme européen. Une interprétation libérale du socialisme défend l'autonomie de la société civile, une conception riche de l'individualité et de la liberté, l'idée de responsabilité sociale, l'indépendance relative des activités sociales et économiques par rapport à l'État, la nécessité de la démocratie et d'institutions juridiques fortes ainsi que le pluralisme social et politique. Le socialisme libéral n'est pas ce qu'on appelle aujourd'hui le social libéralisme, ou accommodation du socialisme à l'économie de marché. Il prolonge le rôle émancipateur du socialisme dans la volonté de rendre autonome la société et de faire parvenir la liberté dans la vie des gens les plus pauvres. S'il est un courant auquel le socialisme peut se ressourcer, c'est bien le socialisme libéral, tradition minoritaire, d'emblée européenne, qui a anticipé les évolutions futures du socialisme et formulé les problèmes auxquels le mouvement socialiste est aujourd'hui confronté."--Contratapa
Le civili libertà : positivismo e liberalismo nell'Italia unita by Nadia Urbinati( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in Italian and French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nella nuova Italia gli interpreti e i difensori delle civili libertà (l'espressione è di Romagnosi) furono pochi e poco considerati. Tra essi, gli amici e i seguaci radicali e federalisti di Carlo Cattaneo, ma anche un moderato come Pasquale Villari, il maestro di Gaetano Salvemini. Tutti ebbero in comune la condivisione del pensiero filosofico e politico di John Stuart Mill e il proposito di favorirne la diffusione nella cultura del loro tempo. Mill fu uno degli autori più tradotti nell'Italia dell'Ottocento. Se la sua filosofia ebbe pochissima fortuna, il suo liberalismo attraversò invece tutta la classe politica ed intellettuale italiana: fu come un crocevia di strade diverse per provenienza e destinazione. Ciò vale per Francesco Ferrara e per Vilfredo Pareto, per Marco Minghetti e per Luigi Luzzatti, per i liberisti della Società Adamo Smíth e per i vincolisti del Giornale degli economisti. Il confronto con Mill permette di individuare i caratteri della filosofia civile del liberalismo post-unitario, le sue aspirazioni di buon governo e di giustizia, la sua fiducia nella cultura della modernità. La ricostruzione dei dibattiti e delle polemiche che si susseguirono tra gli anni sessanta e settanta sul decentramento, sulla rappresentanza proporzionale, sul suffragio femminile, sui rapporti fra stato e società civile, sul metodo dell'economia politica, sul socialismo e sull'utilitarismo i temi essenziali del liberalismo milliano aiuta a cogliere il significato storico del complesso rapporto tra liberalismo e positivismo in Italia. Ne viene fuori, come mette in rilievo Norberto Bobbio nella prefazione al volume, il carattere tortuoso e difficile del liberalismo italiano; la sua difficoltà a divenire una base effettiva di riferimento del nuovo stato, dei suoi ceti dirigenti, delle sue elite intellettuali
Studi sulla cultura filosofica italiana fra Ottocento e Novecento( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualismo democratico : Emerson, Dewey e la cultura politica americana by Nadia Urbinati( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quale federalismo? : interviste sull'Italia del futuro( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sull'eguaglianza e l'emancipazione femminile by John Stuart Mill( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Representative democracy : principles and genealogy
A cosmopolitanism of nations : Giuseppe Mazzini's writings on democracy, nation building, and international relationsOn liberal revolutionLiberal socialismJ.S. Mill's political thought : a bicentennial reassessmentMill on democracy : from the Athenian polis to representative government
Alternative Names
Nadia Urbinati accademica, politologa e giornalista italiana

Nadia Urbinati Italiaans journaliste

Nadia Urbinati Italian-American political scientist

Nadia Urbinati italienische Politikwissenschaftlerin

Urbinati, N.

Urbinati, N. 1955-

Urbinati, N. (Nadia), 1955-

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